Korean Air has operated a flight full of emergency relief supplies for several hundred people who were affected by the Laos hydropower dam collapse in Southeast Asia.
The dam collapse on 23 July caused a massive flood and destroyed houses in the six villages near Attapeu province and local residents have been evacuated.
The South Korean carrier delivered vital supplies such as mineral water and blankets via KE461, a flight from Incheon to Danang, Vietnam that arrived around 13:55h (local time) on 27 July.
Korean Air’s 40-ton relief package included 36,000 litres (24,000 1.5-liter bottles) of ‘Jeju Pure Water’, and 2,000 blankets. The aid was delivered through Disaster Management Office in the affected region.
The relief supplies were delivered through Danang, as the affected region, Attapeu province in southern Laos, is closer to the Vietnamese city than to the Laos’ capital Vientiane.